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Genet, Jean, 1910-1986 (Bonnes)



  • Existence: 1066    

Biographical / Historical

Les Bonnes is a play by Jean Genet, first performed in 1947. Its plot focuses on two housemaids who construct elaborate sadomasochistic rituals when their mistress is away. The focus of their role-playing is the murder of their mistress and they take turns portraying both sides of the power divide.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Frederick R. Koch collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 601
Abstract: The Frederick R. Koch Collection consists of musical, literary, and historical materials collected by Frederick R. Koch, principally through purchases at public auctions, 1979-1986. Including individual items, concentrations of related materials, and several extensive archives, the collection is a broad and deep resource for study of the lives and works of a range of composers, authors, and other historical figures.Most materials are music manuscripts, literary manuscripts, drawings,...
Dates: 1640-1983